Fun at Chicago’s Annual Blues Festival

Chicago, Illinois, United States
2 Nights
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About Your Trip

  • Arts & Culture

  • Platinum Experiences

On this DreamTrip to Chicago, Illinois, spend a day dancing at the Chicago Blues Festival, the largest music festival in the city with a gathering of more than 500,000 blues fans each year. The 2017 celebration will be moved to Millennium Park after spending over 3 decades at the Petrillo Music Shell. Past legends who have performed at the festival include B.B. King, John Lee Hooker, Ray Charles and Stevie Ray Vaughan. This year’s lineup features Grammy-nominated harmonica master Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues, Grammy winners Gary Clark Jr. and William Bell, and many more world-class artists.

Plus, after reveling in the festival’s music, join your fellow DreamTrippers at House of Blues Chicago, adjacent to your hotel, for a soul-food buffet dinner complete with a live blues performance to stir your spirit even more.

What we love:
• While the Deep South naturally comes to mind when most people think of the blues, a huge migration of Southerners looking for better economic opportunities in the mid-1900s led to the birth of urban blues in Chicago.
• The Jay Pritzker Pavilion — Millennium Park’s centerpiece designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry — features a curved metal facade and a latticework shell with speakers that carry music to the far end of the lawn.
• Your soul-food buffet dinner includes jalapeno cornbread muffins, homemade coleslaw, baked macaroni and cheese, buttermilk fried chicken, house-smoked St. Louis rib fingers, bourbon bread pudding bites and more.




What's Included
Your DreamTrip includes 3 days and 2 nights in Chicago, Illinois, as well as:
• Admission to the Chicago Blues Festival at Millennium Park.
• Soul-food buffet dinner at House of Blues Chicago with live blues performance.
• Complimentary access to the hotel’s fitness center and 24-hour business center. 
• Access to nearby nightly entertainment at Crossroads restaurant at House of Blues Chicago.
• 1 breakfast and 1 dinner.
• An In-destination Support team member will be provided on this trip. Their goal is to ensure you have a great DreamTrips™ experience from landing to liftoff. They host a welcome reception on arrival day, attend scheduled activities throughout the trip, notify the group of itinerary updates and more.



Transportation

Airfare is not included in the trip price! The closest commercial airports to the hotel are Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW), approximately 12 miles (19 kilometers) away, and Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), approximately 16 miles (26 kilometers) away. We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance for any trip.

Please note:
Airport transfers are not included in this trip. Make sure to arrange your own transfers between the airport and your hotel.



This trip will close by April 30.


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Hotel Details
The sophisticated and stylish Hotel Chicago Downtown is next door to the famed Marina City towers on the north bank of the Chicago River and just 4 blocks away from prime shopping on the famous Magnificent Mile® stretch of Michigan Avenue. Replete with luxurious accommodations and modern amenities, the hotel puts guests in the hub of the city’s restaurant and entertainment venues such as House of Blues Chicago just across the street.

Hotel features:

• 1 restaurant and bar.
• Fitness center.
• 24-hour business center.
• Concierge desk.
• Concierge lounge hours.
• Foreign exchange nearby (for an additional cost).
• Daily housekeeping service.
• Mobility accessible rooms.
• Newspaper delivery (upon request).
• Newspapers in lobby.
• Room service from 6:30 a.m. – 11 p.m. (for a fee).
• Safe deposit boxes available at the front desk (for a fee).
• Valet parking: US$71 per day with unlimited in-and-out privileges. An adjacent self-parking garage near the hotel is available for US$50 per car, per day with unlimited in-and-out privileges. (Rates are subject to change without notice.)

Standard Room accommodations with:

• 1 king bed or 2 double beds.
• Maximum occupancy 3 people in a room with 1 king bed, or 4 people in a room with 2 double beds. (Please note: An extra bed is required for occupancy of 3 people in a room with 1 king bed. Extra beds are available on a first-come, first-served basis at US$25 per night. Contact Travel Support for availability and booking. Extra beds are not permitted in rooms with 2 double beds.)
• Bathrobe to use during your stay.
• Coffee- and tea-making facilities.
• Valet dry cleaning (for a fee).
• Complimentary refrigerator on floors 1 through 5 (available on floor 6 by request).
• Complimentary tier-1 internet in your room.

Check-in: 3 p.m.
Checkout: noon.
Minimum check-in age is 21.

Hotel Chicago Downtown, Autograph Collection
333 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60654, United States

  • Destination
    A sunrise over Lake Michigan, an afternoon at the Art Institute of Chicago, an evening at Wrigley Field or a night out to the tune of fiery Chicago blues — the “Windy City” knows how to treat its visitors day and night. Midwestern hospitality serves as a backdrop to world-class cultural fare and colorful history in this big, bold metropolis. Locals and visitors love to grab a slice of Chicago’s own deep-dish pizza before exploring the city to their heart’s desire. Many well-known universities and hospitals find their home here, as well as multiple leading companies and organizations. Take a walk on Navy Pier for a ride on the Ferris wheel or to feel the chilly breeze off of Lake Michigan before strolling down The Magnificent Mile — entertainment abounds in this historic city.
  • Platinum Inclusions
    On this DreamTrip to Chicago, Platinum Members will be treated to US$35 credit per person to be used toward beer and wine during dinner at the House of Blues Chicago on Day 2. Life is great when you’re a Platinum Member!
  • Itinerary
    Day 1

    Check into the hotel at any time after 3 p.m.
    2-6 p.m.: Visit the welcome table in the hotel lobby.
    7-8 p.m.: Welcome reception in the hotel bar.

    Day 2

    7-9 a.m.: Continental breakfast featuring hot breakfast sandwiches in the hotel banquet room.
    11 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.: Attend the Chicago Blues Festival at Millennium Park.
    • Enjoy a 15-minute walk between the hotel and the festival site.
    • Purchase food and beverages from numerous vendors at the park (at your own expense).
    • Enjoy performances by top-notch blues artists, including headliner William Bell, who will perform on the Jay Pritzker Pavilion stage from 5-9:30 p.m.
    8:30 p.m.: Walk from the hotel to House of Blues Chicago, about a 1-minute walk.
    9-11 p.m.: Soul-food buffet dinner at House of Blues Chicago with a live blues performance. Dinner includes jalapeno cornbread muffins, homemade coleslaw, barbecue baked beans, baked macaroni and cheese, buttermilk fried chicken, house-smoked St. Louis rib fingers, bourbon bread pudding bites and soft drinks.

    Day 3

    Check out of the hotel by noon.

    Itinerary subject to change.

  • Additional Information
    Adult and children’s pricing may vary depending on the travel date. Click BOOK IT for detailed pricing information.

    We base children’s pricing on their age at the time of travel. Their reservation has to be booked and paid for in order for you to check them in.

    Please remember to book a reservation for everyone you’re bringing along on your DreamTrip before you travel. Otherwise, they’ll be charged the hotel’s prevailing rate, not the trip price.

    Gratuities are not included. We suggest US$4 per day for housekeeping, and US$3 per bag for porterage.



    Chicago Blues Festival
    • The festival ends at 9:30 p.m., but we recommend that you leave earlier so you have time to refresh before your 9 p.m. dinner at House of Blues Chicago.
    • There will be numerous food and beverage vendors at the park where you can purchase items at your own expense.
    • You may bring your own food and beverages into the park.
    • Seating at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion is first come, first served; additional lawn space is also available.
    Chicago Blues Festival Headliners
    Chicago Blues Festival FAQ.
  • Policies
    Cancellation Policy*: If you cancel 91 days or more before your trip, you’ll get a refund less a fee of US$50. If you cancel between 46 and 90 days before your trip, you’ll get a refund less a fee of US$100. If you cancel within 45 days of your trip, your trip will not be refunded. All fees are on a per-person basis.

    *This cancellation policy is subject to rules and regulations in applicable jurisdictions in which our travel supplier is based. Therefore, in the event of conflict between the cancellation policy displayed here and cancellation terms in supplier booking terms, the provisions of the booking terms will prevail.


    Name Change Policy: Name changes are not allowed on this trip.

    Members can’t combine DreamTrips Points. Your membership level determines the maximum amount of DreamTrips Points you can use. If you have more than 50 Rovia Bucks, you can apply them in the checkout process.

    Contact Travel Support if you have special requests regarding bedding, meals or medical needs, or any other questions about this trip.

    At the time of booking, you will see a page with your order number and trip cost. This is your confirmation. Please retain and bring this information with you on your trip.

    Hotel/resort credits and/or discounts cannot be converted to cash, and any not used during your stay will expire immediately upon your departure. Member is responsible for paying any taxes that may be added to items purchased with hotel/resort credit.

    In the unfortunate event that an activity or excursion is no longer available, we will substitute a similar activity of equal or greater value.

    Make sure that your passport and visa, if applicable, are up-to-date before you leave! It’s important to double check that you have all the identification and other documentation required by the specific country you’re traveling to. In many countries, passports and visas must be valid for 6 months or longer after the trip end date. If you are unable to obtain the required identification and other documentation, the Cancellation Policy for this DreamTrip will apply.

    Please note: Due to contractual supplier policies, we may not be able to confirm requested name or room changes to existing bookings for trips that are scheduled to travel within 30 days of your request.

    Members with additional people in the room, not booked prior to travel, will be charged the hotel’s prevailing rate, not the trip price.

    Pricing shown is for each person, and is based on 2 adults per room.

    Please don’t consider your change requests official until you receive a confirmation email from us.

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